World Water Day

22 Mar 2019  Fri

Along with land and air, water is the earth’s basic assets. It is directly or indirectly required for all living creatures and plants for sustaining their lives. No life on this earth can thrive without water. So man must learn to make rational use of this resource.

Hence, to highlights, the importance of freshwater World Water Day is celebrated which is an annual UN observance day. The first World Water Day, designated by the United Nations, was commemorated in 1993. Each year many countries celebrate World Water Day on 22nd March.

World Water Day is celebrated around the world with a variety of events. These can be educational, theatrical, musical or lobbying in nature. The day can also include campaigns to raise money for water projects. To highlight the necessity to give much higher priority for ensuring safe drinking water and sustainable water supply countries around the world issue commemorative coins.

This 2 rupees commemorative coin was issued for general circulation on 16th October 1994 – the World Food Day. The reverse of this coin shows, a stream and a big water drop falling on it, at the center. The F.A.O. crest appears above the water drop and ‘1994’ -- the year of issue is shown below the stream. The legend ‘Jal Jivan Ka Adhar Biswa Khadya Divas’ in Hindi appear in two lines on the top left quadrant and ‘ WATER FOR LIFE WORLD FOOD DAY’ in English appear in two lines on the top right quadrant.

Similarly, the Republic of San Marino also issued a Euro 5 coin in the year 2017. The design of the silver coin is the work of Canadian Artist Andrew Lewis. It consists of a stylized representation of the actual water cycle, from precipitation to the oceans, to evaporation, enclosed within the shape of a heart to symbolize careful and respectful management of water.

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